The absolute best time to quit smoking is when you have come to the conclusion that you really want to quit. There is no point in determining that you should quit just because it’s bad for your health or because it’s expensive, or because people around you want you to quit, or in fact any other reason other than the fact that you have decided the time is right. The time is right when you have got your head around the fact that you would prefer to live your life as a non-smoker. I don’t believe in setting quit dates and I don’t believe in people white-knuckling their way through quitting.
If you’re convinced that you want to live a smoke-free life before you go to bed, and wake up the next morning dreading the thought of quitting, then don’t quit. Instead, think about why your train of thought in the morning is so different than it was the night before. You wanted to quit, but now you’re scared… What are you scared of?
With the help of some of the concepts in my upcoming book and some self-reflection you will be able to overcome those fears and start on your smoke-free journey. I firmly believe in helping people get themselves into the right frame of mind before they attempt to quit smoking, to provide them with tools to cope through the initial stages of quitting, and to deliver some thought-provoking ideas preventing them from falling back into the smoking trap.
Quitting may not be easy, but it doesn’t have to be overly difficult. The detail is in the mental preparation, in a non-intrusive and non-preaching kind of way.